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What Russia’s Recent Elections Mean for Opposition’s Future

The government’s heavy-handed action against opposition candidates transformed the municipal elections for a “largely powerless body” into a contest over the future of Russian democracy. Weeks of protests and the accompanying government crackdown during “Moscow’s Summer of Discontent” made the election a bellwether of the opposition’s strength and a referendum on United Russia’s popularity.Read more...

ASP CEO BGen Stephen Cheney in Courthouse News

On September 11, 2019, ASP CEO BGen Cheney was quoted in an article from Courthouse News on the effect climate change will have on the U.S. economy. The article highlighted testimony given before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy. Congress has drafted legislation appropriating more than $600 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2020. However, BGen Cheney points out that defense planners must consider the effects climate change will have on the U.S. military.Read more...

As Climate Change Worsens Storms, the US Military Must Prepare

In recent years, the U.S. has experienced several devastating storms. These storms have cost human lives, billions in damage, and created a threat to U.S. national security. As the climate continues to change, scientists predict these changes will make storms, like Hurricane Dorian, worse. Worsening storms will increase the cost to taxpayers and the threat to national security.Read more...

FARC's Resurgence and Potential Environmental Impacts

Three years ago, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government came to a long-awaited agreement to establish peace and begin working towards prosperity within Colombia. A group that was initially conceived in the 1960’s by rural farmers with the desire to fight overwhelming inequality in Colombia, FARC progressively became more of a criminal enterprise than a political resistance movement. Read more...

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